1.  How much annually does the foundation invest?

The Foundation invests on average £20,000 a year into community projects and specialist charities, sometimes with three-year commitments to enable those activities to have the greatest impact. In-kind support is also provided to enable men’s mental health activities.

2. What are the criteria for grants eligibility?

There are four levels of funding available to apply for which are as follows;

i. Up to £3,000 for projects where a grant from the Foundation will cover the total project cost

ii . Match funding;

(a) of up to 50%

(b) where a group has already received an amount from another source, the Mark McQueen Foundation can offer the balance to 50% with onus on the group to raise the remaining 50% needed

(c) where a group has already received an amount from another source, the Mark McQueen    Foundation can offer 50% of the funding needed with onus on the group to raise the remaining money

iii. The ‘underwriting’ of a community or charity event or project which may produce its own funding, with the Foundation agreeing to meet any shortfall in funds.

iv. Grants of up to £6,000 a year for academic and social research into the topic of mental health and suicide, usually by invitation from the Mark McQueen Foundation.

3. How do I access funding?

If you believe you or your organisation has a scheme or project that matches the objectives and criteria of the Foundation’s funding programme then the first thing to do is get in touch and tell us about what you are doing.

Send a covering letter and some details introducing yourself and explaining what you are hoping to achieve, what funding you are seeking and how you believe the Foundation can best help you.

Please send all correspondence to the following address:

The Mark McQueen Foundation
c/o Community Foundation for Merseyside
Stanley Buildings
43 Hanover Street
L1 3DN


1. How do I become involved in the foundation?

There are many ways in which you can get involved with the Foundation; the Community Foundation is keen to work with volunteers wishing to undertake research around the foundations themes, by offering your time in providing expertise to the foundation, be it advertising, marketing skills, social media or by holding a fundraising event for the Foundation to raise vital funds to continue the valuable work carried out by the foundation.

2. How can I support the foundation?

You can support the Foundation by holding a fundraising event to raise funds, completing a challenge event in aid of the foundation or partnering with the Foundation by donating towards its work. The Mark McQueen Foundation via the Community Foundation will support you with sponsorship forms, fundraising packs and Gift Aid advice to maximise your funds raised. A Fundraising Pack is available to down-load.

3.  How can the foundation help me, my family, my community?

The Foundation can support groups and organisations that are targeting the issues mentioned above.  For example one of the groups the Foundation funded was able to provide on additional counselling sessions as a result of the funding.